Excerpt: AOC did a good job with this quality PLS panel. The case is good, the menu is good and the performance is good. I am only using this for business, so I cannot comment on gaming, but this is the same panel as in the Asus PB278Q and it is solid. My only complaint is more about the industry in general. I wish these were 28" screens with 1600 vertical resolution. No need to go to 30" and why go 16: 9?
Summary: I've had 2 of these monitors for about 2 months now and I've loved every minute of owning them. Both arrived with no dead pixels. Let's start with the resolution. I'm using these to replace a tri-monitor set up with 3 23" 1080p monitors. I loved having 3 monitors, but even losing a monitor, the real estate gain from the increased resolution has made it more than bearable. Even at 27" the picture is astoundingly clear.
Summary: This is a great monitor. Stand is sturdy for a monitor this size. The colors look great, the response time is ok, and no dead pixels. The 2560x1440 really looks amazing next to my 27" 1080p monitor. At $499 I paid on sale I would say this is the best bang for buck 1440 monitor.
Excerpt: I'm extremely please with the high quality contrast, precision and extensive screen real-estate of this monitor. Characters are clean and crisp. Colors magnificent. It really is like have 4 monitors in one and at an excellent price.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Plug It In Turn It On, Powerful
Summary: USB hub, nice. Lots and lots of extras, but... it's just not fast enough to satisfy a gamer coming from a display like the Eizo Foris FG2421. For good colors and fast response and 120Hz it's that (with a lot of ghosting and weird uniformity quirks) or an imported bargain brand overclockable monitor. Well, at least Newegg sells those, as well. In short, if you want a 4.5 egg monitor with a little less oomph (speed), this is it.
Pros: 4.5 eggs Samsung Super-PLS: Fantastic colors, very few defects, decent gamma. 100% pixel perfect/Almost no IPS "glow"/100% bleed free. No Pulse Width Modulation may offer better eye comfort. Effective controls for a good low light setting. Colors out of the box are not perfect, but they are very pleasing. Calibration with an x-rite i1 display Pro yielded excellent gamma, perfect color distribution, and a good deep black that was *mostly* uniform. OSD menu is fantastic...
Cons: Strange dark "stain" in 1 corner on white. It's feint, brownish/yellowish. I guess I would call this PLS "glow". There is a *very* feint but much wider dispersing silver tinted glow to some of the other corners but it is hardly worth mentioning--it might as well just be slight glare. Contrast is not ideal. After calibration my unit hit 705:1, which surprised me a bit because the low end gamma and shading detail is quite good. I expected closer to 900:1. This is becaus...
Summary: I have to say that my first impressions are that this is an awesome monitor. I don't use that word much. Now it's up and running I am surprised by how much more screen there now is, it's huge. The colours are really vivid, very noticeably more than my old LCD. White is pure white and the contrast is lovely. Gradients and contrasting blacks and greys look impressive.
Not Plug and Play, Have to be Technical to figure it out
L T, Amazon
16 April 2014
Summary: Issues: HDMI support 1080 but not 1440. Might be my Graphics Card but I'll check. That means HDMI port is worthless for this monitor! 2 x 2.0 USB 2 x 3.0 USB (NOT all 3.0 USB) Speakers are 2 x 2 watts. Asus brand has 2 x 3 Watts. AOC needs to write model number on Display Front. It's easier to find drivers and information on model number if it's printed on the panel. After hard Searching, then you Download the manual and the title is "English". Seriously?
Same panel as the ASUS PB278Q, just without speakers. Great IPS 1440p monitor!
Peter McCullough, Amazon
16 April 2014
Summary: I purchased this monitor for work use, I needed 2560x1440 as it makes life MUCH easier when designing and maintaining spreadsheets. I own the ASUS PB278Q at home, I've had it for about 6 months. A great monitor - this AOC uses the exact same panel so the quality is exactly the same as the ASUS, which is superb. The colors are amazing, contrast is great, and is overall very pleasing to look at.
Summary: Extremely fine resolution that translates into a huge monitor in the space. Much bigger impression then the 23" they replaced, and I'm playing Civ V and Fallout New Vegas without problems. Highly recommended, and what a price!